July CPO & Executive Virtual Series




Steve Hughes

Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Steve has held senior procurement and operations positions with large and small, public and private, and for-profit as well as non-profit organizations.  He joined the College Board in 2016 after serving as Vice President of Global Sourcing at National Geographic Society, and prior to that, as Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Vertis Communications, a national printer of advertising circulars and direct mail promotions.  He has also held positions at Comcast as Sr. Director of Resource Management, and Becker Group as Vice President of Operations.  Hughes started his purchasing career at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City following five years of military service as a US Army officer at Fort Bragg, NC with the 82nd Airborne Division, where he completed 40 military parachute jumps.




Brett Miller

Brett is a Director with Russell Investments’ Global Sourcing & Procurement organization and leader for the financial and outsourcing services spend category. He has more than 20 years of experience in industry, consulting and academia with a focus on procurement, strategic sourcing and global operations. Prior to Russell Investments, Brett held sourcing and procurement positions at leading Fortune 500 firms, including AT&T, Microsoft, Nike and Costco.  Brett helps organizations improve source-to-pay processes, enhance complex supplier relationships and mature their organization’s service delivery model. Mr. Miller is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and holds an MBA from The University of Washington and a BA from Oregon State University.




Stefane Belleau

Stefane Belleau is Executive Director and head of Supply Management for CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada's national public broadcaster, a federal crown corporation.He has previously held management responsibilities for corporate real estate, Supply Chain, contract management and procurement, as well as IT Governance. His career includes procurement and supply chain and operations responsibilities, including contract, capital budgets, fleet and real-estate management, and achievements in the telecommunication, financial and manufacturing sectors.He holds the SCMP designation, trained as a Six Sigma Black belt and lean procurement and holds an MBA from HEC Montreal.




Michael Besecker

As Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas, Mike is responsible for the America’s go-to-market strategy, revenue growth and field marketing execution. He brings with him 20+ years of leadership experience with growth focused companies specializing in enterprise spend management and reverse supply chain solutions. He started his spend management career with e-Sourcing pioneer, FreeMarkets, then held leadership positions at multiple spend management software start-ups and worked at A.T. Kearney. Most recently he held the role of Senior Vice President, Global Sales for Liquidity Services, where he was responsible for the transformation of six legacy sales teams (formed through M&A) into one integrated global sales organization. With a passion for building, leading and scaling global client-facing teams, Mike has dedicated his career to implementing innovative solutions that drive measurable results and enterprise value for clients. Mike was an integral executive team member in multiple roll-up strategies and successful M&A transactions.




Kristian O'Meara

Kristian O’Meara joined the team in 2001. In his role as JAGGAER’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Kristian is focused on JAGGAER’s high growth areas: JAGGAER’s Partner Network, Supplier Value Creation, MEA, APAC, and Corporate Development. His teams are focused on working with our customers, prospective customers, partners, and suppliers’ executive leadership teams to identify, create, capture and optimize outcomes and value via JAGGAER’s enabling technologies. He brings more than 20 years of experience in procurement, IT and supply chains, helping organizations to drive financial results, innovation and organizational excellence while managing risk. Prior to joining JAGGAER, he held various positions within the supply chain solutions consulting practice for Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini.

Kristian holds a degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University, Max Fisher College of Business, and is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School Executive Education Program.





July 15, 2020

THIS VIRTUAL MEETING IS CURRENTLY FULL
Please feel free to register for our August 12 CPO & Executive Virtual Series Meeting to reserve your seat early





JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, with over 2000 customers connected to a network of 4 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in the Americas, APAC, Asia and EMEA. JAGGAER offers complete SaaS-based Source to Pay eProcurement solutions with advanced Spend Analytics, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Savings Tracking, and intelligent workflow capabilities all on a single platform, JAGGAER ONE. JAGGAER has pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and stakeholders in all industry sectors, public services and academia. Additionally, JAGGAER holds 37 patents–more than any other spend management company.  For more information: https://www.jaggaer.com/.

Buy-side Keynote Discussion with Steve Hughes Chief Procurement Officer, College Board

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 00:00

How is Your Organization Achieving Effective Spend Analysis?

In times of crisis, knowing where you spend your money is critical to understanding where you can achieve value and cut costs. Those of us in procurement acknowledge that spend analysis is critical to the function’s success, but this remains one of the more difficult activities to do well and to get procurement teams to utilize the data and tools designed to make sense of the data.  Join this important peer discussion as we explore the following topics to share best practices, or perhaps next practices, to strengthen and grow your procurement teams spend strategies. We ask that you offer your input on the following:

  • How have you determined the best taxonomy to use?
  • How have you achieved accurate categorization of spend data?
  • How have you ensured that the data captured is detailed enough to be meaningful?
  • How have you overcome the shortcomings of each of the above challenges?

Through executive-level discussion we aim to shed light on this critical topic. Join the conversation and learn from your industry peer experts.

Steve Hughes

Chief Procurement Officer
The College Board

Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Steve has held senior procurement and operations positions with large and small, public and private, and for-profit as well as non-profit organizations.  He joined the College Board in 2016 after serving as Vice President of Global Sourcing at National Geographic Society, and prior to that, as Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Vertis Communications, a national printer of advertising circulars and direct mail promotions.  He has also held positions at Comcast as Sr. Director of Resource Management, and Becker Group as Vice President of Operations.  Hughes started his purchasing career at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City following five years of military service as a US Army officer at Fort Bragg, NC with the 82nd Airborne Division, where he completed 40 military parachute jumps.

Day in the Life Discussion with Brett Miller, Director, Global Sourcing & Procurement, Russell Investments

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 00:00

Join this interactive discussion on the topic of Sustaining Productivity and Leading Talent Through Unsettled Times. Creating next best practices is key to long term success as leaders of the Procurement industry lean into a new normal.  We invite you to share your experiences and perspective on this topic including these key discussion points.

  • Balancing Workflow and Expertise
  • Sustaining Team Performance and Productivity
  • Strategizing for the Future

Brett Miller

Director, Global Sourcing & Procurement
Russell Investments

Brett is a Director with Russell Investments’ Global Sourcing & Procurement organization and leader for the financial and outsourcing services spend category. He has more than 20 years of experience in industry, consulting and academia with a focus on procurement, strategic sourcing and global operations. Prior to Russell Investments, Brett held sourcing and procurement positions at leading Fortune 500 firms, including AT&T, Microsoft, Nike and Costco.  Brett helps organizations improve source-to-pay processes, enhance complex supplier relationships and mature their organization’s service delivery model. Mr. Miller is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and holds an MBA from The University of Washington and a BA from Oregon State University.

A Day in the Life Discussion with Stefane Belleau, Executive Director & Head of Strategic Sourcing Management, CBC Radio

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 00:00

Join the discussion as Stefane Belleau, Executive Director & Head of Strategic Sourcing for CBC Radio, Canada, shares a short story including current events, challenges, solutions, or successes. You are encouraged to engage in an open dialogue and ask questions for a more robust open discussion. 

Stefane Belleau

Executive Director and Head of Supply Management
CBC Radio, Canada

Stefane Belleau is Executive Director and head of Supply Management for CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada's national public broadcaster, a federal crown corporation.He has previously held management responsibilities for corporate real estate, Supply Chain, contract management and procurement, as well as IT Governance. His career includes procurement and supply chain and operations responsibilities, including contract, capital budgets, fleet and real-estate management, and achievements in the telecommunication, financial and manufacturing sectors.He holds the SCMP designation, trained as a Six Sigma Black belt and lean procurement and holds an MBA from HEC Montreal.

Loss of Supplier Control Due to Outsourcing of Subcomponents and Manufacturing

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 00:00

Join this discussion Co-facilitated by Dawn Tiura, President & CEO, SIG along side Michael Besecker, SVP of Sales, JAGGAER and Kristian O'Meara, SVP, Strategic Initiatives, JAGGAER.  Your participation is encouraged, so please ask questions, offer suggestions, solutions, and your personal experience so that the entire group benefits from this executive-level discussion. At the end of the event, we will share approved contact information so that you may carry on the conversation and build your peer network. 

Michael Besecker

Senior Vice President of Sales
JAGGAER

As Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas, Mike is responsible for the America’s go-to-market strategy, revenue growth and field marketing execution. He brings with him 20+ years of leadership experience with growth focused companies specializing in enterprise spend management and reverse supply chain solutions. He started his spend management career with e-Sourcing pioneer, FreeMarkets, then held leadership positions at multiple spend management software start-ups and worked at A.T. Kearney. Most recently he held the role of Senior Vice President, Global Sales for Liquidity Services, where he was responsible for the transformation of six legacy sales teams (formed through M&A) into one integrated global sales organization. With a passion for building, leading and scaling global client-facing teams, Mike has dedicated his career to implementing innovative solutions that drive measurable results and enterprise value for clients. Mike was an integral executive team member in multiple roll-up strategies and successful M&A transactions.

Kristian O'Meara

SVP, Strategic Initiatives
JAGGAER

Kristian O’Meara joined the team in 2001. In his role as JAGGAER’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Kristian is focused on JAGGAER’s high growth areas: JAGGAER’s Partner Network, Supplier Value Creation, MEA, APAC, and Corporate Development. His teams are focused on working with our customers, prospective customers, partners, and suppliers’ executive leadership teams to identify, create, capture and optimize outcomes and value via JAGGAER’s enabling technologies. He brings more than 20 years of experience in procurement, IT and supply chains, helping organizations to drive financial results, innovation and organizational excellence while managing risk. Prior to joining JAGGAER, he held various positions within the supply chain solutions consulting practice for Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini.

Kristian holds a degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University, Max Fisher College of Business, and is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School Executive Education Program.

Event Sponsor: 
Jaggaer

CPO & EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL SERIES OVERVIEW

SIG'S CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. Facilitated in part by SIG Members, these small group conversations are designed to be topic-based for maximum value.

  • Exclusive two-hour sessions on topics that are relevant to CPO and Executive-level procurement practitioners across industry
  • Executive-level conversations with a maximum of 15 attendees
  • Relevant dialogues that generate actionable takeaways
 
  • June 17, 2020 - Are You Prepared? How VUCA Will Affect 2020 and Beyond
  • July 15, 2020 - Loss of Supplier Control Due to Outsourcing of Subcomponents and Manufacturing 
  • August 12, 2020 - Open for Registration

Event Agenda

Please note that this meeting has been scheduled based upon the Eastern Time Zone

1:00     Welcome and Introductions

Keynote presentation by Steve Hughes,

Chief Procurement Officer, College Board

A Day in the Life Discussion by Stefane Belleau,
Executive Director & Head of Strategic Sourcing Management, CBC Radio

2:00     Open, Topic-Based Discussion: Loss of Supplier Control Due to Outsourcing of Subcomponents and Manufacturing by JAGGAER

3:00     Adjourn